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Settlement reached in Eutawville shooting case

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Investigators said Bailey was fatally shot three times by former police Chief Richard Combs. Investigators said Bailey was fatally shot three times by former police Chief Richard Combs.
ORANGEBURG, SC - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that followed the shooting death of a man by Eutawville's former police chief nearly three years ago.
    
Court records show the family of 54-year-old Bernard Bailey agreed to a settlement of $400,000 this week.

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Investigators said Bailey was shot three times by former police Chief Richard Combs. The Bailey family's attorney Carl Grant said the men had a confrontation after Combs wrote a traffic ticket for Bailey's daughter. She had called her father after she was stopped. The men had another confrontation several days later and Bailey was shot.

Investigation drags on in the shooting death of a Eutawville man
    
The town denied liability when the lawsuit was filed. Court documents show that settlement talks began in March.
    
Combs has been charged with misconduct in office for using excessive force against Bailey.

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